Feature / At the border / Sunday wishes by Andrej Balco

This series presents portraits of economic migrants from the Ukraine working in Slovakia. Almost all of the people portrayed are working illegally, and entered Slovakia on tourist visas. After their visas expire, many stay in the Slovak Republic and their residence thus becomes illegal. Their days are routine. Hard labour. Six day a week. Twelve hours a day. Sleep. The only free day is Sunday. This is the day I always photographed them on. I asked everyone eight questions, which they answered in writing. The answers and the handwriting became a part of their portrait.

Questions for the portrayed:
What is your name? 
How old are you?
Where are you from?
Are you married or single? 
How many children do you have? 
What is your education?
 How long have you been in Slovakia? 
If I was a gold fish and could grant you one wish, what would it be?